Members of the group Jeffco Kids First, the group working with Laura Boggs to manage and promote the slate of Shelton, Miks and Wilhite (SMW), regularly make comments comparing what their candidates have raised vs what Varda, Reed, and Parker have raised.
SMW supporters, in virtually every post on social media, are obsessed with pointing out the fact that VRP have accepted the endorsement and donations from the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA). Gasp. The big scary union…a union that doesn’t have a big union boss, but is actually made up of and led by the Jeffco teachers working with your children.
And then comes a big bombshell from Dave Johnson, another candidate for the Jeffco School Board District 2 seat.
While we’re no stranger to dark money in Jeffco, the implications of this revelation should have everyone asking themselves, “If they asked Dave, and he said no, who said yes?”
It’s no secret the Jeffco Republican Party supports SMW.
Guess it remains to be seen how much they support them. Perhaps the conservative slate is neither “grassroots” nor “independent.”
Meanwhile, Paula Reed took campaign finance head on this week, talking about her fundraising strategy. Note: one can hardly be surprised that a retired 30-year Jeffco teacher accepted an endorsement and financial support from her Jeffco colleagues.
While JCSBW fully endorses Paula Reed for the District 2 seat, we also want to give props to Dave Johnson for exposing a hard truth here.
JCSBW supports three candidates — Varda, Reed, and Parker — who will support all of our local schools and all our students. October 25th is the last day you can mail your ballot. Find a drop box near you and vote today.